Economic Development Authority Executive Director Mike Herron said the closing of the Northwest Water Project will be Thursday.
The EDA has requested West Virginia American Water pay roughly $627,000 of the $947,210 cost of the project.
The project is expected to take 270 construction days to complete, and the work will continue through winter.
The Public Service Commission has approved the Alum Fork and Laurel Lick water projects, and advertisement for the projects bid request will run soon.
In other news, Sheriff Adam Gissy addressed commissioners at their Monday meeting, proposing part-time substitute security guards for the courthouse annex.
Gissy said one of his guards is going back to school, and two more have other jobs besides working at the annex.
He said they would be brought in—as needed—after training. The cost of complete uniforms would be $620, with part of that cost coming from the concealed weapons fund. The guards would work less than 20 hours a week.
“Through instituting a
substitute roster; the philosophy will alleviate any concern regarding staffing...the workforce will be able to deliver the appropriate responsiveness needed to satisfy the judicial branch, along with affording suitable protection for those on campus,” Gissy wrote in a prepared statement.
The job posting will close Sept. 15. Director of Security James McAtee will oversee the vetting of applicants and will ultimately have final say in who fills the positions, according to Gissy.
Gissy added that salaries should come out of the security guard line item for salaries. He stressed that the hiring will save the county money as they will be hired at a lower rate, and only work as needed and in place of a regular security guard.
In other news, Lewis County commissioners read a proclamation celebrating the 150th birthday of First Baptist Church of Weston at Monday’s meeting.
Pastor Kenneth Miller was in attendance, along with his wife, Allison, and other church members. According to members of the church, the congregation is planning events to commemorate their milestone.
The LC Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m., in observance of Labor Day.